Meyen, Johann Jacob (1731-1797)

German mathematician and author.

Studied theology. Professor of physics and mathematics at Stettin Gymnasium (1774); also instructed local military officers. Published a long didactic poem on Franklin (1787), as well as other poems, essays on horticulture and the application of scientific discoveries to economic problems, and works on conic sections and differential calculus.

Educated at the universities of Königsberg and Halle.

First letter in correspondence: June 28, 1788; ADB; Hilmar Schmuck and Willi Gorzny, eds., Gesamtverzeichnis des deutschsprachigen Schrifttums, 1700-1910 ( 160 vols., Munich, 1979-87), xcv, 246.